Healthcare Industry News: computer-aided detection
News Release - September 20, 2006
iCAD Releases Version 7.2 of its Computer-Aided Detection Technology for MammographyAvailable Immediately, Version 7.2 Helps Radiologists Improve Screening and Workflow
NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 20 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- iCADŽ, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD ), an industry-leading provider of computer-aided detection (CAD) solutions for the early detection of cancer, today announced the release of a new version of its CAD software that will ship with all SecondLook 300 and SecondLook 700 systems.
"Though mammography has come a long way, there is still a need for increased sensitivity," said Rachel Brem, MD, Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention, The George Washington University Medical Center. "iCAD's latest software version has improved sensitivity to subtle cancers with fewer false positives and far more understandable indications. Tests at my facility showed a significant improvement in mass detection. Version 7.2 is a big step forward for iCAD."
CAD v7.2 offers users the following benefits:
- Reduced false markings of vascular calcifications
- Reduced false markings due to film noise or grain
- Reduced false markings of lymph nodes
- Reduced false markings due to linear structures
"iCAD is committed to continuously innovating and advancing our technology to improve mammography," said Ken Ferry, Chief Executive Officer of iCAD, Inc. "These latest improvements provide radiologists with a more accurate tool, making early detection of breast cancer easier. We are already seeing increased demand from radiologists who realize the benefits of our technology."
About iCAD, Inc.
iCAD, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of computer-aided detection (CAD) solutions that enable healthcare professionals to better serve patients by identifying pathologies and pinpointing cancer earlier. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of high-performance, upgradeable CAD systems for the high, mid and low volume mammography markets. iCAD is entrusted with the task of early cancer detection by almost one thousand women's healthcare centers worldwide. For more information, call +1 877 iCADnow or visit http://www.icadmed.com.
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